Albion school district honors retirees, awards tenure
ALBION – The school district in early June typically has a recognition event for retiring staff, and also for teachers and administrators who are awarded tenure.
The Covid-19 pandemic prompted the district not to hold the event in normal fashion due to a limit on crowd sizes.
The district, however, recently held a celebration for the staff, teachers and administrators, separating the recognition program by building – elementary, middle and high school.
• Retirees – The following retirees were recognized:
Elementary school: Kelly Wadhams (1st grade), Lisa Werner (2nd grade), Lynn DiBella & Peggy Lemke (teacher aides)
Middle school: MaryAnn Jablonski (6th grade), Richard Shrout (counselor) and Tim Thornton (cleaner)
High school: Gary Simboli (Choral Director), Sarah Beckwith (cafeteria monitor), Valerie Rush (teacher aide) and Jean Swiercznski (nurse).
District: Sue Starkweather Miller (public information officer, school to career coordinator)
Board of Education: Chantelle Sacco, Joyce Riley and Gregg Boose Sr.
• Tenure – The following also were recognized for earning tenure:
Elementary school: Elizabeth Incardona (5th grade) and Maggie Orbaker (special education)
Middle school: Brad Pritchard (Principal)
High school: Elizabeth Hall (Spanish), Ann Sentiff (Science) and Jennifer Ashbery (Principal)
District: Derek Vallese, business adminsitrator
• Educator of the Year – The district most years also recognizes a teacher as the “Educator of the Year.” This year the Educator of the Year went to the partnership between the Albion staff and parents.